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$3 - $21
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European, Deli, Cafe, Grill, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed February 5, 2024

Super delicious variety of meals and drinks to choose from. Something for everyone after a hike round the Late or just to enjoy the atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed February 5, 2024 via mobile

Inedible breakfast (mushroom Benedict). Soggy and swimming in fat. A total waste of money. Avoid. Good parking for walks and toilet facilities.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2024

Such a delicious early lunch at this café. When we arrived around breakfast time, it was packed, so we did the mirror lake walk and came back when the crowds had dispersed. The pesto mushrooms dish (with halloumi, spinach and sourdough) was perfect in size...and flavours. The staff were friendly and prompt in their service, and the views were lovely. BONTAKS TRAVELSMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed July 17, 2023

I would say this is the best cafe for breakfast/lunch in Fox. The cabinet foods looked so we tried one from here (bacon and egg pie with salad) and one from the menu - a bacon sandwich thing with salad. The salads were amazingly yummy....Lovely surroundings, plenty of space, and great views. The staff were friendly, warm, and welcoming. Well worth the short drive out to the Lake area.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023

An inviting menu. I had the venison burger, my wife had the pumpkin soup with green curry (sounds unusual but she absolutely loved it). Was quite busy but you didn't really notice others. Lovely choice of sweet slices to enjoy with coffee after too. A...great place to relax after walking Lake Matheson.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 21, 2023 via mobile

Pretty cafe with unmatched location and views. We went twice, both times after we did a round around Lake Matheson, Prices are a little but steeper than elsewhere but the food is fresh and decent with different menus for breakfast and lunch, We could sit...there the whole day really!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 5, 2023 via mobile

We had fantastic lunches. My husband still talks about his mushroom eggs benedict, and I loved my grilled vege salad. Sadly, they didn't stock skim (trim) milk, so my daily cappuccino was missed. 😒

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 17, 2023

We stopped for breakfast after a recommendation from friends, the food and coffee were delicious, service was fast and friendly even though it was busy. We sat outside to take in the beautiful view. We also bought several cakes, which were also delicious and purchased...from the gift shop which had a great selection of handcrafted items that we did not see anywhere else. Well worth stopping in.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed May 5, 2023

Very quiet due to the inclement weather but the breakfast was lovely and filling and the staff were very friendly!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 10, 2023

Wonderful food with a great view! The food and coffee were excellent, good service and fast. You have the overview of the Fox Glacier and gorgeous snow capped mountains, great lunch options!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 14, 2023 via mobile

Very nice breakfast and coffee served at this cafe. Ideally located for views of mt Cook and Tasman. The lake walk is very good and if the weather is good with no wind, the Mirror Lake is lovely. I had the full grill which was...well made and tasty. Only Fownhope can be the number of people, but worth it. Currently appears to be up for sale! Must be a profitable enterprise?More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 8, 2023 via mobile

Great starting point for a walk around the lake. I had the homemade roasted müesli fir breakfast and enjoyed it a lot. Friendly staff and tables with a perfect view on the mountains. Interesting craftwork souvenirs to be found in the gift shop.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 25, 2023

Matheson Café is that rare beast – a tourist spot café with really good, well priced, healthy food. It was so good we ate here after our walk around the lake, and then came back the next day just for lunch It was certainly an...oasis in a region starved for choice – Fox is clearly still suffering from the Covid shut down and some places were shut, while the few left open had menus filled with items they had run out of (even coffee at one place) and too few staff to serve the tourists flooding back. Somehow Matheson Café had transcended this and delivered a great lunch, and great service, all in a wonderful setting.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 7, 2023 via mobile

The view alone is enough to make me stop here but the coffee and great food are what keep me coming back. Its location next to Lake Matheson with its view of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Southern Alps is just lovely. Great terrace to sit...outside on and a good range of excellent food and drinks. The best coffee in South Westland.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 28, 2022 via mobile

Modern, light, spacious cafe with a gallery shop. Good and friendly service. Bagel with Salomon and eggs Benedict were great. Good espresso too.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Matheson Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5